Math Draw a graph with a shoe theme on the board. How many of your students are wearing white shoes? black? with lights? without? etc. Put the same information in a Venn diagram. The next day, look at shirts. Who's wearing blue? Red? Stripes? Designs?
Do action-research with your students. Have them survey their families to find out how many pairs of shoes each person owns, where they were made and what each is made of. Students should ask what pair is each family member's favorite and share their results with the class.
Use catalogs or other shoe ads to sharpen your students' math skills. Tell them that they each have $200 to spend on shoes for their family. Don't forget to have them add tax and shipping charges when appropriate.
Walk In My Shoes
Have your students write a story from the viewpoint of a shoe. The show can tell where they have been and where they are going as well as feelings they have experienced.
Although the human foot has remained unchanged for thousands of years, what people have worn on their feet shows incredible diversity. It is in this diversity that some of the most interesting aspects of culture are revealed. By using footwear as a point of entry, the Bata Shoe Museum shares these compelling stories through special virtual versions of some of their most important exhibitions. As you enter these exhibitions, prepare to step into someone else's shoes and see the world from a different perspective.